Employee Wellness Blog

How to Promote Wellness in Your Company

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Mon, Feb 06, 2017

There are lots of things you need to do to have a successful employee wellness program. Not only does your program need to be simple, fun and engaging. But you also don’t want employees to think that the new wellness program is just a fad that will slowly fade away after six months. You want them to take your program seriously and know that wellness is here to stay. You want them to be intrigued and excited. But how can you reach your employees?

Luckily, we are here to help! Follow these tips to effectively promote wellness in your company:

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How Effective Communication Can Save Your Wellness Program

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Mon, Jan 23, 2017

So you’ve created a wellness program – complete with incentives, challenges, screenings, and a portal. It has all of the features it needs to succeed. However, you’ve been noticing that employees are not excited about the program and participation is lower than expected. This could be because your wellness program does not have the proper foundation in place – and this foundation is communication. 

Effective wellness communication serves as the primary building block for behavior change and measurable progress. Your employees will not succeed–or even become interested in the wellness program–without a communication plan in place. If communication hasn’t been a focus of your wellness program plan, it’s time to shine the spotlight back on your wellness communication strategies.

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The Four Components of a Positive Message [Infographic]

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jun 06, 2016

Positivity is the secret ingredient to a healthy lifestyle. Focusing on positivity in your wellness program helps you tap into your employees’ intrinsic motivation—the motivation inherently tied to their personal beliefs and desires. Utilizing intrinsic motivation for wellness leads to long-term change.

Many of the benefits of a positive outlook come from the fact that positive people are more resilient. They’re not only able to more readily bounce back in tough times, but they thrive through those tough times. When the going gets tough, positive, resilient people are the tough that get going.

One simple way to shift towards a positive culture of wellness in your company is to start with positive messaging. This type of messaging strategy involves a focus on the words and communication styles you’re using with your employees.

If you can infuse positivity into those words and communication styles, you’ll be able to foster positive emotions from your employees in regards to wellness. Positive messaging provides the groundwork for a positive outlook on any health journey.

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The Words You Use Make a Difference in Employee Wellness

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, May 16, 2016

It might seem like an obvious statement, but the language and words you use play a role in how effective your communication with your employees is. When it comes to employee wellness, you need to choose those words wisely!

Health and wellness can be a challenge for many employees. It’s an intimidating process that some people don’t like to talk about. It’s also a long-term challenge that relies on constant and consistent motivation.

Positive messaging is important for this type of long-term change. Communicating positively about employee wellness makes living a healthy lifestyle seem more “do-able.” It can also help aid in relationships—and any healthy journey is easier with a strong support system by your side.

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The Ultimate Toolkit For Corporate Wellness Communication

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Feb 25, 2016

Most large employers offer a wellness program, but Gallup research shows that only 60% of U.S. employees are aware that their company offers a wellness program. This disconnect illustrates the need for improved wellness communication.

When it comes to employee wellness, communication makes all the difference. Effectively communicating about your program can help drive engagement. Improved engagement leads to improved results. So it’s true that wellness communication is worth your time!

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The Key to Recognizing Employee Achievement in Corporate Wellness

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jan 14, 2016

Recognition is an important motivator in any situation. Corporate wellness is no different. Recognizing your employees’ wellness achievements can lead to a much stronger wellness program full of invested participants.

Why should you recognize wellness achievement?

Recognizing employee achievement in wellness (or anything else, for that matter) is a great way to encourage even more achievement. Recognition drives employees to strive for more progress. It reinforces the positive steps they’ve taken so they want to take more.

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Asking Powerful Questions to Improve Your Wellness Program

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Sep 10, 2015

Getting feedback about your wellness program is a must. But did you know that the questions you ask play a huge role in the quality of the feedback you get?

Even if you’re taking everything your employees say and adjusting your program accordingly, you might not be building the best program for your company. When you seek feedback about your employee wellness program, you need to ask powerful questions to get the best information.

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The Role of Communication in Employee Wellness

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jun 22, 2015

If you’ve checked out any of our employee wellness program content, you’ve heard us mention communication. Communicating about wellness is incredibly important. It can truly make or break how widespread your wellness program is.

Wellness communication is important for a few different reasons.

It can be used to explain.

Wellness and work don’t always naturally combine. Some employees might struggle to see the connection. Effective communication can help you explain to your employees why you’re doing a wellness program – and more importantly, why that makes sense.

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Success Stories Can Enhance Your Employee Wellness Program

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jun 18, 2015

As you’ve hopefully figured out, there are plenty of ways to promote your employee wellness program. It’s important to try different things to really see what works best at your company. One very effective method is to use success stories or testimonials as wellness promotion.

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7 Steps to Becoming a Wellness Leader in Your Organization

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jun 11, 2015

If you haven’t quite figured it out yet, wellness is a very unique field. In fact, it’s not always even designated as its own field, but it is still incredibly important.

The uniqueness of corporate wellness stems from that fact that not every organization is the same. That means not every wellness program is the same. Programs can vary between organizations, and even over time within one organization.

One thing is certain. Corporate wellness is focused on employees. There is really no other way to do it. If your company is going to consider employee health, they’ll need to focus on employees. This employee-focused mindset usually correlates with the mindset of the HR office, which means wellness is often under the HR umbrella.

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